RAWALPINDI: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar directed officials concerned to take strict action against kite flying.
According to a handout issued by the Directorate Public Relations here on Tuesday, the Districts and Tehsils administrations have been directed to gear up operation against kite flying.
Meanwhile, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Ishaq Jahangir has directed all SDPO’s and SHOs to control kite flying in their respective areas otherwise strict action would be taken against them.
No negligence would be tolerated at any cost, he added. It may be mentioned that many precious lives were perished due to illegal activity.
7 militants dead in clash in N. Afghanistan
MAIMANA: Seven militants were killed and four others injured as clash erupted in Garziwan district of Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province on Saturday, an army spokesman in the northern region Mohammad Hanif Rezai said.
According to the official, the clash erupted early morning after the militants attacked some security checkpoints, and security forces retaliated forcing the militants to flee after leaving seven bodies behind, and four others injured. There were no casualties on security personnel, the official said.
Student commits suicide
FAISALABAD: An 8th class student committed suicide over poverty, in the area of Jaranwala police station.
Police said on Saturday that Kashif son of Arshad, a resident of Chak 7 Jaranwala returned home from school and demanded a meal.
His parents could not arrange a meal for him due to poverty. After being upset, Kashif committed suicide by jumping before a running train. The police handed over the body to his parents after completing necessary formalities.
Israeli forces shoot, injure 8 Palestinians
GAZA: Israeli forces on Friday opened fire on Palestinians taking part in the weekly anti-settlement protests in the blockaded Gaza strip, injuring 8 demonstrators, including a child, according to health ministry.
“Israeli soldiers raided the demonstrators with tear gas, live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds as they were participating in the Great March of Return protests”, it said.
Israel has stepped up attacks in Gaza, which claimed over 295 Palestinian lives in 2018, marking the highest death toll since the 2014 Gaza conflict, many of them were shot during the March of Return protests, amid a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in the besieged enclave.